Tag Archives | Lebanon

Beirut Explosion: Iraq sends Aid to Lebanon

By John Lee. On Wednesday evening, the Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab received an Iraqi delegation headed by Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar, representing Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, and which included Deputy Health Minister Hani Al-Aqabi, Chargé D'affaires, Amin Al-Nasrawi, Political Advisor Ahmad Jamal and Oil Minister's Office Head Haidar Obaid, in the presence of […]

Iraq Extends Ban on Regular Flights

By John Lee. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) has reportedly extended of the ban on regular flights in the country until 15th July. According to Xinhua, the ban includes both domestic and international flights with the exception of those of emergency, medical evacuation and air cargo as well as planes that cross Iraqi airspace. […]

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Advertising Feature By Racha Haydar, Founding Partner, Rights and Honors. "It's a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness," Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Thriving on challenges, my journey initially started in Lebanon in 2013, with a big dream and a big vision at heart, soon my services extended to challenging business environments across the […]

Iraqi "First Digital-Only Payment Card"

Iraq-based International Network for Cards and Digital Payment Services (INC Iraq) and a Lebanese fintech startup NymCard that is digitizing how payments cards are issued, delivered, and used, in collaboration with Visa have launched the first digital-only (prepaid) payment card ‘Neo‘ in Iraq to serve the underbanked Iraqi population, the two companies announced in a […]

Iraq commits to further Advancing the Digital Economy

Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon have committed to digitally transform their countries, discussing their roadmaps to support the Mashreq region’s integration into the rapidly evolving global digital economy. The commitments came on the first day of the landmark, high-level forum on Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Development in Mashreq, which was  hosted by the Government of Jordan […]

Lebanon calls for Restoration of Iraq Oil Pipeline

By John Lee. The Speaker of the Lebanese Parliament has reportedly called for the restoration of an oil pipeline between Iraq and Lebanon, which ceased operation during the Iran-Iraq war more than 30 years ago. On the last of a four-day visit to Iraq, during which he met with Iraqi President Barham Salih, Nabih Berri […]

Iraq hosts Lebanese Business Delegation

By John Lee. A delegation of major Lebanese companies have arrived in Baghdad for a series of meetings with Iraq's National Investment Commission (NIC). The were accompanied the Lebanese Minister of Telecommunications, Dr. Muhamed Shuqair, and the opening meeting was attended by the Iraqi Minister of telecommunications, Dr. Naeem Al- Rubaiee; NIC Chairman, Dr. Sami […]

Iraq-Lebanon Oil Pipeline expected back in Service

By John Lee. Reports from Lebanon suggest that an old pipeline between Iraq's Kirkuk oilfield and the Lebanese city of Tripoli is expected to be brought back into service. Cesar Abi Khalil (pictured), Lebanon's Acting Minister for Energy and Water, is quoted as saying that Lebanon is in contact with officials in Iraq and Syria […]

KRG PM Barzani receives Lebanese Delegation

KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil, Minister of State for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni, and their accompanying delegation. In the meeting, also attended by Kurdistan Regional Government ministers and senior officials, they discussed the political situation in Iraq including the post-election process, and the formation of the new […]

Iran-backed PMU Militias Raising Profile

By Shelly Kittleson for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  In Iraq, tension between the US-led coalition and armed groups linked to Iran has risen in recent months. For example, the United States sanctioned key representatives of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on […]

Mueller witness "Helped Broker" $4.2bn Iraq-Russia Arms Deal

By Laura Rozen for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The dealmaker: Mueller witness helped broker $4.2 billion Iraq-Russia arms deal A Lebanese-American businessman reported to be cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe helped broker a controversial 2012 Iraq-Russia arms deal valued at […]